Software Update Instructions for HERO5 Cameras

What are you trying to do?

Perform a software update on the HERO5 Black or HERO5 Session camera.

Where does it apply?

  • HERO5 Black
  • HERO5 Session

How to do it

There are three ways to update your HERO5 camera: 

  • With Quik for Desktop
  • With the GoPro app
  • Manually

Update with Quik for Desktop

  1. Download and install Quik for Desktop
  2. Ensure that your camera is fully charged. 
  3. Launch Quik for Desktop on your computer. 
  4. Connect your camera to your computer using the provided USB charging cable.
  5. Quik for Desktop will prompt you that a camera update is available; follow the on-screen prompts to perform the update. 


Update with the GoPro App

  1. Download and install the GoPro app (Apple App Store | Google Play Store) on your compatible mobile device. 
  2. Ensure that your camera is fully charged. 
  3. Pair your camera with the GoPro app
  4. Once paired, the GoPro app will prompt you that a camera update is available; follow the on-screen prompts to perform the update. 


Manual Update
Note: Useful for updating or reinstalling camera software. 

  1. Go to the HERO5 Black or HERO5 Session update page.
  2. Under "Other ways to update" at the base of the page, click "Update your camera manually."
  3. Enter your Serial Number and other requested information, click Next Step.
  4. Click "Download Update."
  5. Click "Click here to download firmware."
  6. Follow the steps on the screen for detailed instructions for your operating system.

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